I grew up on the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea. This not only instilled in me a deep, profound mistrust of seafood and a tremendous tolerance for rain and gale force winds but also the ability to make my own fun. I’ve worked as a magician, a rally marshal, a secretary, the world’s politest bouncer, and the manager of a comic/game store. I’m now a freelance journalist, editor and podcaster and write regularly for SFX, Bleeding Cool, How It Works, Neo and Comic Heroes. I edit Hub magazine (www.hubfiction.com), a free weekly PDF magazine covering science fiction, fantasy and horror with 10,000 readers that’s relaunching shortly and I host Pseudopod (www.pseudopod.org), the weekly horror ficton podcast. I read and guest host for its two sister podcasts, Escape Pod and Podcastle as well as working with Drabblecast, Cast Macabre and Cast of Wonders. When I’m not doing that, I design roleplaying game adventures, most recently for the Official Doctor Who Roleplaying Game.
That’s all both work and fun. Straight up fun at the moment involves going to the movies, playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, reading both comics and prose, biking, weight training, climbing, yoga, running and continuing to dabble in various martial arts. I’ll be writing about at least some of that here so if you’re interested, stick around, or subscribe to the feed, there’s some good stuff on the way.